3-Week Program

Track 1: Intensive Summer Program (3 weeks) - May 23 - June 12, 2015
Students have the option to choose between ONE of two courses:

Introduction to Forensic Chemistry (CHEM 170) - CHEMISTRY

This course provides an overview of the techniques used in the modern forensic laboratory for the analysis of common types of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. The nature of physical evidence, the underlying chemical and physical principles of the scientific techniques employed in analyses, and the interpretation and evidentiary value of scientific results will be studied. This course will include lectures, demonstrations, and limited laboratory work. Not creditable to the chemistry or biochemistry majors. (1 Trinity credit = 4 semester hours)

Splendors of Early Christian and Medieval Art (ROME 238) - RELIGION

A course that features the gems of Early Christian and Medieval Art in some of the most memorable churches and museums of Rome.  From the fresco palimpsest of Santa Maria Antiqua to Pietro Cavallini's "Last Judgment" in Santa Cecilia; from the spellbinding mosaics of Santa Pudenziana, Santa Prassede and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to the shimmering apse of San Clemente; from the Museo Gregoriano Profano in the Vatican to the Catacombs of Priscilla and the Sancta Sanctorum, students will learn to analyze and understand the religious and iconographic traditions that inform these masterpieces of western art.  Open to all students. Prof. Valentino Pace (1 Trinity credit = 4 semester hours)

2015 Summer Program Fee: TBA

The fee includes:
  • Tuition for coursework
  • Comprehensive pre-departure advising and support 
  • On-site orientation
  • Room (double-occupancy dorms with private bathroom)
  • Three meals per week
  • Cultural and social activities 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance


Applications are now available online. Please see the Rome Admissions page to the left and click on the APPLY ONLINE NOW! button.  Once all your application materials have been processed, you will be notified of our admissions decision. Any college or university student in good academic and social standing is eligible. Non-Trinity applicants must submit an official transcript of their undergraduate record at time of application. Admissions are on a rolling basis.  

  • Summer Application Deadline: March 15, 2015

  • Final Forms and Payment Due Date: April 15, 2015

There will be a REQUIRED pre-departure meeting for all Trinity College students approximately one month prior to the program start date. All accepted students and their parents will receive information regarding accommodations, courses, pre-departure upon acceptance to the program.

A limited amount of financial aid/scholarship is available for Trinity College students only.  The application will be available in the post-acceptance phase of the process, online.  Students are awarded scholarship based on merit and financial need.  Applicants will be requested to demonstrate their academic performance and financial need requirements.

Each participant is required to have a passport valid for six months AFTER the end date of their summer program - this is required by Italian law. There are NO student visas required for short term programs for citizens of the United States.  If you hold a non-US passport please be in touch with the Office of Study Away, as you will be required to arrange your own visa to study in Italy. 


Zachary Macinnes - Summer Program Advisor, Office of Study Away

zachary.macinnes@trincoll.edu or call 860-297-2387